Hotel Venus Galatas
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... for the sight, reconstructed and restored many parts of the buildings, mainly using concrete and other modern interventions like walkways. I found it quite confusing and muddled, and had difficulty picturing how the palace might have once been. Nevertheless, for a settlement over 4000 years old, and considered to be Europe’s oldest city, it is still impressive. There are also some very interesting myths surrounding the pre-Greek Minoans such as the legend of the Minotaur, the ...
... by Venizelos. It was very interesting. All sorts of Cretan products on display.
We then walked to the Church of the Virgin Mary. This is the main church of Chania. It is quite small in side but very pretty. After our visit to the church, Dennis and I walked back to the ship. We have walked at least 2 miles every day and sometimes as many as four.
Like other Cretan towns, Rethymnon has been
settled for hundreds or even thousands of years, but the fortress or Fortezza
dates from Venetian times, with the addition of a mosque by the Turks. By the
middle of the 19th century a large settlement existed on the hill,
... chemicals "Every required activity from pruning
till harvest is being done by hands only. Plowing is done with the use
of tractor. Finally in our vineyards no drugs are used.." Read more at http://www.karavitakiswines.com/.
Unfortunately the wine and fruit attracted ...
... was waiting at the town and we set off to cross Crete from south to north, which means going up and down and round and round, as it is across the grain of the country. Fortunately we had more or less got used to Cretan roads by this time. The worst part was driving back from Chania dropping off people on the way, in reverse order, and it was about 9 o’clock when we finally reached Kolimbari, very tired but very pleased to have achieved the walk and seen such a wonderful ...
Other places to stay in Crete
Limin Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $258
Aghia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia | 5 star hotelfrom $257
PO Box 9 (Platanias), Chania | 3 star hotelfrom $63
- More like a 3 star
- Animation team
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $117
Limin , Hersonissos | 3 star hotelfrom $130
Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $156
- Loved it, brilliant!
- Lovely Complex
- Poor Restaurant
Elounda Bay, Elounda | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Simply marvellous
- Champagne for breakfast, stunning views and sweets on your pillow
Ag. Ioannis Street, Stalís | 4 star hotelfrom $113
Adellanos Cambos, Adelianos Kambos | 5 star hotelfrom $206
- Excellent hotel
- Highly recommended
- Loved this trip
Sissi Lassithiou, Sissi | 5 star hotelfrom $149
Elounda Lasithiou, Elounda | 5 star hotelfrom $398
- Can be wonderful, can be bad as well
Limenas Chersonisou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- A realistic review...
- Great holiday
- Never again
1 Dedalou, Hersonissos | 4 star hotelfrom $77
1A Malikouti Str. , Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $189
Mononaftis Area, Agia Pelagia | 4 star hotelfrom $142
52 S. Venizelou Ave., Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $178
- Not quite perfect
- Friendly staff
Anissaras beach, Hersonissos | 5 star hotelfrom $113
Kato Daratso | 4 star hotelfrom $121
Gouves | Hotelfrom $45
Akti Koundourou , Agios Nikolaos | 5 star hotelfrom $92
PO Box GR, Malia | 4 star hotelfrom $199
Rethymnon, Platanés | 5 star hotelfrom $316
Aghia Marina Beach, Agia Marina | 4 star hotelfrom $118
2 Igias Str, Heraklion | 4 star hotelfrom $128
75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion | 5 star hotelfrom $122
M. Portaliou 26, Rethymnon | 4 star hotelfrom $119
- Fabulous Hotel Great Holiday
- Great hotel
- Loved Theartemis, Rethymnon